My mom has always loved Frank Lloyd Wright. When I knew that we would be spending the day together I decided to look into where some of his homes were to see if we could go visit. I found out that his first home and several homes he designed were in Oak Park. We decided this would be a great way to spend our day!
We started with a walking tour of the neighborhood where we wore headsets that told us about each house as we walked by. We started with FLW's home and studio.
|My mom in front of the studio|
|My mom's favorite FLW home, built in 1902.|
|My favorite on the tour, built 1893.|
We were also able to take a tour of the Unity Temple which Wright designed after the original church was destroyed by fire. He was limited with a small space and limited budget.
Oak Park is also the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway. We made a point to find his birthplace home and had a look from the outside.
Even though the temperature was very warm, we had a great time touring the town of Oak Park. What a great memory to have!